Hello.

Leanne at Chaco Canyon. Photo by Caden GigliottiMy name is Leanne Yanabu, and this is my website.

You may know me from my photography, as a former Peace Corps volunteer, as a Toastmaster, or as an employee of the University of New Mexico.

Although I am a web designer, I also have a real life that I would mostly rather be doing instead of updating my personal site.

Most of the content here was created prior to 1998, when there was no such thing as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or other social networking webspaces that make it easy to post notes, photos, and thoughts about your life.

This year, I am actively working on updating content on this website. Please bear with me.

Fire Up Your Summer With Reading

  • Posted on: 9 June 2017
  • By: lyanabu

Fire Up Your Summer With Reading

Doesn’t it feel like summer? Summer actually doesn’t start til the 20th but it’s sunny in Albuquerque and has felt like summer for several weeks now.

What kind of things do you like to do in summer? Go on vacation? Swimming? Play video games?

When I was a kid, I looked forward to summer so much. I can remember sitting in 6th grade class and looking out the door to the California grass bordering the school yard, wanting to escape and for the school year to end.

Toastmasters Your Way

  • Posted on: 12 February 2017
  • By: lyanabu

Once upon a time, my partner John was married to a woman named Sonia. They set up housekeeping in a small house in Austin. Sonia was a full blown hippie, and John noticed she was not that good with the dishes. The way she did it was kind of chaotic.

The Powerful Combination of Toastmasters and Blogging

  • Posted on: 22 January 2017
  • By: lyanabu

Introduction

If you're looking for a job, setting up a business, or just looking to express your opinion, a website or a blog is a good place to start. But many people start with great energy and enthusiasm, only to find ideas and web posts petering out until months or years have gone by and you have a stale website.

Has this happened to you?

As a web designer, the most frequent question I get is "How can I make my website show up in Google"?